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Monday

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Launches New Summer Beer Collab with New Belgium Brewing Co.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is excited to announce a partnership with New Belgium Brewing Co. This delicious union features the Yuzu the Dragon™, an exclusive summer sour fruit beer that’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Hurry, this limited edition beer is only available through mid-August. $7.25; Various hours and locations

Corner Bakery Announces 31 Days Of Surprise Rewards

July got a lot sweeter, thanks to Corner Bakery’s 31 Days of Surprise Rewards. Each day in July, Corner Bakery will give away an incredible lineup of yummy menu items like free Brownies and Cold Brews and discounted deals on all purchases. Join the rewards program to take advantage of these tasty July deals! Various hours and locations

Michael’s on Naples to Merge with Zagat-Rated Michael’s Pizzeria

Fine dining destination Michael’s on Naples has merged with another Michael’s eatery, Michael’s Pizzeria. Michael’s On Naples will now serve Wood-Fired, Neapolitan-style Pizza from its brand-new, wood-fired brick oven, in addition to the restaurant’s fine-dining menu. The former Michael’s Pizzeria storefront, located next door, will become Michael’s Market, a new grocery concept opening in August. The Market will sell Pastas, Sauces, Oils, Gourmet Groceries from Italy, and more. Various Prices; Monday – Sunday, 5 – 10:00 pm and Sunday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm (Brunch), 5620 East 2nd St., Long Beach, CA 90803; 562.439.7080

Authentic Long Drink from Finland Comes to L.A.

Have you tried Loncaro Long Drink? The refreshing cocktail made with grapefruit and gin has made its way from its native Finland to L.A.! Founded by Janne Kouri, the popular Finnish cocktail is known to Finns as Lonkero and is beloved for being light, crisp, and easy to drink. A portion of all sales is donated to Kouri’s nonprofit NextStep, “an internationally recognized non-profit organization that makes life-changing rehab accessible and affordable to those living with paralysis.” But where can you get this cocktail? We’ve got you covered. Check out this list of all places selling this refreshing libation.

Plantmade – Health & Wellness Designed for People of Color

Shaun Nzeribe, the founder of wellness company Plantmade, set out on a mission to “Redefine the relationship between people of color and the world of health & wellness…. (Plantmade) seeks to develop a safe space where people of color can heal, innovate, and discover true happiness.” Nzeribe wants to be clear, Plantmade was born to bring wellness to people of color, BUT all are welcome in the Plantmade family. As an advocate for health, Nzeribe understands that wellness starts from within. His line of vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO unique supplements such as Super MultivitaminsApple Cider Vinegar Gummies, and Protein Powders was carefully curated to promote healthy digestion, boost your immune system, increase energy levels, maintain weight loss, support muscle mass, improve skin & hair and more. But there’s more. Plantmade promotes positive thinking and physical fitness through the Plantmade Wellness Club’s FREE yoga sessions. The high-energy class is designed to boost your confidence through high vibrations, affirmations, and mindfulness. The morning starts with a discussion, followed by a yoga flow before ending with a sound bath and meditation. $14.99+ (Use coupon code HOOPLABLOG for 10% off); Available online for nationwide shipping at Plantmade and you can find them most Sundays, 11:00 am; Vegan Exchange – 5300 Bakman Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

RSG Group Launches ‘HEIMAT’, The World’s First Concept Fitness Club

RSG Group, the global leader in lifestyle and fitness, invites you to HEIMAT. “More than a gym, spa, or club,” this wellness oasis spans 75,000 sq. ft., offers innovative fitness facilities, group fitness classes, a boutique spa, juice bar, a world-class restaurant, coworking and event space, rooftop with pool, jacuzzi, cabanas and an outdoor bar. Simply put, “HEIMAT brings a luxury perspective to fitness with offerings that are tailored to uplift your body and soul!” HEIMAT offers three-year-long membership tiers starting at $350. 960 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 213.319.7849

Mark Your Calendars: This Saturday the Waldorf Astoria Invites You to the Summer Taste Series at Restaurant Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Jean-Georges and the esteemed Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills invite you to an intimate live demonstration of two signature Summer dishes. Start by watching and learning how to make Carpaccio Of Hawaiian Center-Cut Tuna (seasoned with infused tomato oil and herbs). Next, observe the making of Pavlova with Fresh Farmer’s Market Summer Berries. A decadent 3-course lunch and summer cocktails will follow the cooking tutorials. Saturday (16th) 11:00 am; $95; Reservations can be made via jeangeorgesbh@waldorfastoria.com; Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, CA 90210

Coming Up: Vegan Holistic Presents Vinyasa Yoga Flow, Reiki and Mimosa Sunday Brunch

Sunset Rooftop is bringing together three of our favorite things, yoga, mimosas, and brunch. This Sunday, treat yourself to a morning of wellness and mimosas. Your ticket includes a rejuvenating yoga flow, restorative reiki session, bottomless brunch, and CBD gift. Please bring your own yoga mat and RSVP by sending a DM to @veganholistic. $45; Sunday (17th), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; Sunset Rooftop – 6099 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.701.2110

On Sale Now: This Fall the Champions of Magic Tour Heads to Southern California

The Champions of Magic Tour makes its return to SoCal this Fall. The cast will perform two shows that have been described by Access Hollywood simply as “tremendous.” The evening will be filled with interactive illusions, an escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a jaw-dropping levitation high above the stage, and more from some of the greatest magicians in the world. $49; September 30th – October 1st, 7:30 pm; City National Grove of Anaheim – 2200 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Tuesday

Everytable Baldwin Park and Los Feliz Give Away 400 Free Meals On Tuesday and Thursday

In honor of the two newest locations in Baldwin Park and Los Feliz, Everytable is giving away 200 Free meals at both locations. The mission-driven food company, whose mission is “To make nutritious food as affordable and accessible as fast food, offers tasty meals like Trap Kitchen Curry Chicken, Homegirl Salmon Adobo, and a new Smoky Spanish Rice & Shrimp, Wraps, Wholesome Snacks, Desserts Smoothies, Juices Kombucha, and more. Free; Baldwin Park and Los Feliz locations

Maciel’s Plant Based Butcher & Deli is Now Open

Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher & Deli is open in Highland Park.  L.A.’s first vegan butcher shop specializes in plant-based meats, cheeses, and mouthwatering sandwiches, like The Flores – Mexican ribs, arugula, pickled onions, and vegan mayo on ciabatta. Various prices; Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 5933 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Thursday

Black Angus Steakhouse to Host Burbank Grill-Off Between Jarobi White and Chef Fernando Garcia

The Black Angus Grill-Off is back with veteran Black Angus Chef Fernando Garcia going head to head with Jarobi White, hip hop artist, chef, and a founding member of hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Watch the grilling showdown live at the Black Angus Burbank location with complimentary Cheesy Garlic Bread, $5 drink specials, and a live band. The contest will also be live-streamed on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Free to watch; Thursday, 6:00 pm; Black Angus Burbank – 235 S. Ikea Way, Burbank, CA 91502; 424.365.2228

Introducing Summer Sunset Socials at La Venta Inn

Sip delicious wines as you savor tasty bites at the historic La Venta Inn’s Summer Sunset Social Series. Launching today, the first event in the summertime, socials will pair wines from Catalina View Gardens with artisan charcuterie and cheeses from Made by Meg Catering. Additional Summer Sunset Socials include succulent arranging and live painting by a local artist. $75; Thursday 7/14 and Additional Thursdays (8/18, and 9/8), 5:30 – 8:30; 796 Vía Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274; 310.373.0123

The Original Farmers Market Celebrates 88th Anniversary with Themed Activities and Special Commemorative Merchandise

The Original Farmers Market is celebrating its 88th anniversary with three days of pop-ups, activities, music, and commemorative merchandise. Shop at your favorite stores while listening to live music and tasting samples from Farmer’s Market favorites El Granjero Cantina and Kaylin + Kaylin Pickles. Free entry; Thursday – Saturday, Please refer to the schedule for event hours; 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90036;323.933.9211; Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Original Farmers Market

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